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Power Rankings / Mike Harrington ranks the MLB teams from top to bottom

(Through Thursday's games, last week in parentheses)

1 Texas Rangers. Andrus perfect in first 88 chances at short. (1)

2 Los Angeles Dodgers. Fans already chanting "MVP" at Chavez Ravine for Kemp's ABs. (3)

3 Tampa Bay Rays. Loving life at the Trop with MLB-best 8-1 home mark. (8)

4 St. Louis Cardinals. Four regulars batting better than .325. (4)

5 Washington Nationals. Couldn't let Harper stay in Syracuse for trip to Buffalo? Boo. (5)

6 Atlanta Braves. Jurrjens (0-2, 9.37) gets stunning ticket to Gwinnett. (6)

7 New York Yankees. Jeter batted .456 during 15-game hit streak. (10)

8 Baltimore Orioles. Open a series Monday in the Bronx. Now we'll see. (7)

9 Cleveland Indians. Won first three road series for first time since 1988. (13)

10 New York Mets. Visit to Denver a homecoming for ex-Bison Nieuwenhuis. (9)

11 Seattle Mariners. Got major momentum from sweep in Detroit. (14)

12 Detroit Tigers. Have to straighten out non-Verlander parts of rotation. (2)

13 Colorado Rockies. Ex-Bison Guthrie falls off bike, lands on DL. (21)

14 Arizona Diamondbacks. Young carrying the offense. (12)

15 Chicago White Sox. Next outing not so perfect as Humber takes nine-run beating. (16)

16 Toronto Blue Jays. Blowing too many late-inning leads. (15)

17 Boston Red Sox. Twinkies were antidote for bedraggled Bobby V bunch. (27)

18 San Francisco Giants. Kung Fu Panda rattles off 20-game hit streak. (19)

19 Oakland Athletics. Moneyball didn't advocate team batting average around .200. (17)

20 Milwaukee Brewers. Stunned by NL-worst team ERA over 5.00. (18)

21 Philadelphia Phillies. Badly-missed Howard might resume workouts this week. (21)

22 Cincinnati Reds. Votto still stuck on one home run. (22)

23 Houston Astros. Rookie 2B Altuve giving offense a huge boost. (23)

24 Pittsburgh Pirates. Punchless bats leave Bedard 0-4 despite 2.63 ERA. (26)

25 Miami Marlins. Spent a lot of money for pretty much a lot of nothing so far. (11)

26 Chicago Cubs. Dempster could come off the DL this week. (30)

27 San Diego Padres. Looks like Petco fences will come in next year. Overdue. (29)

28 Kansas City Royals. There are better choices to break home schneid than Yankees. (28)

29 Los Angeles Angels. Did Halos sign Albert or Leino? Many dollar signs, few dividends. (24)

30 Minnesota Twins. Not much help in Rochester either. (25)